The Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum (The Discovery) is northern Nevada’s newest and most exciting place for kids and their families. The museum is home to more than 120 hands-on exhibits, three birthday rooms, kitchen facilities, a picnic area, flexible programming space and a museum store. Conveniently located in downtown Reno, The Discovery is ideally situated to serve local and visiting families as a much-needed center for learning and discovery.
The Discovery’s 67,000 square-foot, world-class facility currently offers eight galleries, full of educational and fun exhibits for children of all ages. Climb the clouds on 45-foot Cloud Climber. Explore Truckee Connects - an exhibit that shrinks Nevada’s water cycle into a size small enough for children to play in, but large enough to convey real science. Dig for artifacts, load a wagon train, and explore a mine in Nevada Stories. Use alternative energy to light the Reno Arch in Build It! and prepare for an outdoor adventure in Under the Stars. Fire a catapult, paint on Clear Canvas, and discover the engaging world of art, science, and fun in Da Vinci’s Corner. Parents will relax as the museum’s youngest visitors roll and creep, look and feel, pile and build, experience and grow in Little Discoveries.
A day at The Discovery will amaze children of all ages and will keep families coming back time and time again. The Discovery will help children flourish into tomorrow’s explorers, artists, dreamers, scientists, farmers, leaders, doctors, teachers, and helpers. This is northern Nevada’s place for families to explore, discover, and create lifelong memories.
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday thru Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- $10 - Children, Adults & Seniors
- $9 - Veterans/Active Duty Military
- FREE - Children under 1 year of age